18th century. Hand forged in three pieces. Central bar, 12" with spatulate terminal and lock eye opposite. Two ankle bands, each with eye terminals engaging the bar. The bands flattened with rounded edges to avoid injury as a wound often led to infection and death. Slaves with opened wounds were significantly devalued. Only the second set of slave leg iron we have offered. See Transatlantic Slavery #90 for a near identical set in the Liverpool Museum.

Stock Number: FNS7610

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